Charles W. Morgan Crew arranged by:Name Position Birth Place Country Voyage About the Project
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Seaman/Prev. Boatsteerers on board on the Charles W. Morgan(Ordered by voyage)
|14||Pender, George||26||England||San Francisco||England|
|15||Vincent, Joseph||23||Guam||San Francisco||Spain|
|17||Chaco, Enos||23||Guam||San Francisco||Spain|
|17||Ross, J.[John] S.||26||Cape de Verde||San Francisco||Portugal|
|19||Ross, John S.||27||Cape de Verde||San Francisco||Portugal|
|20||Kluge, H. [Harry] A.||25||Germany||San Francisco||USA|
|22||Olson, Henry||30||Germany||San Francisco||USA|
|24||Gomes, Henry||22||Cape de Verde||San Francisco||Portugal|
|24||Webber, Frank||42||Austria||San Francisco||Austria|
|24||McGregor, James||29||Scotland||San Francisco||England|
Boatheader: The man who steers the boat in going on a whale, and afterwards kills it. Generally a mate, but sometimes an experience whaleman with no ship duties save masthead and cutting-stage, whose only title is boatheader.
Boatsteerer: Harpooner. The man who pulls the harpoon oar, darts the iron into the whale, and then steers while the mate or boat-hander lances him.
Greenhand: Inexperienced man on his first whaling voyage.
Preventer Boatsteerer: A substitute boatsteerer. The foremast hand who is next in line for promotion. He pulls bow oar.
Shipkeeper: Usually the cooper, who acts as sailing master while the boats are away.